Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills) (4505)

Last Updated: 03 Sep 2020
Registrations available from 1st September 2020.

4505-12 Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)
This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who would like to gain the skills required to during their initial training to become an Engineering Operative as part of an apprenticeship.

Available to deliver in the following:
4505-12 Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills) is aimed at learners aged 16 and above.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?
Learners will develop skills needed to carry out different activities related to operational engineering.

Learners will develop transferable skills valued by employers such as working efficiently and effectively and contribute to improving business performance. Critically they will learn to carry out tasks to meet regulatory and legal requirements.

Learners must achieve all three mandatory units and four optional units

Mandatory content includes:

001 Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
002 Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
003 Using and communicating technical information

Optional units

004 Conducting business improvement activities
005 Producing components using hand fitting techniques
006 Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
007 Assembling and testing fluid power systems
008 Maintaining fluid power equipment
009 Maintaining electrical equipment/systems
010 Wiring and testing electrical equipment and circuits
011 Wiring and testing programmable controller based systems
012 Producing mechanical assemblies
013 Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
014 Preparing and using milling machines
015 Preparing and using semi-automatic MIG, MAG and flux cored arc welding equipment
016 Assembling and testing electronic circuits
017 Maintaining electronic equipment/systems
018 Preparing and using industrial robots
019 General turning, milling and welding applications
020 Forming and assembling pipework systems
021 Preparing and proving CNC machine tool programs
022 Producing sheet metal components and assemblies
023 Maintaining and testing process instrumentation and control devices
024 Producing components by rapid prototyping techniques
029 Using computer software packages to assist with engineering activities
030 Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system
031 Producing electrical or electronic engineering drawings using a cad system
032 Producing engineering project plans
033 Preparing and using grinding machines
034 Preparing and using CNC turning machines
035 Preparing and using CNC milling machines
036 Preparing and using CNC machining centres
037 Carrying out heat treatment of engineering materials
038 Producing mechanical engineering drawings using a CAD system
039 Assembling, wiring and testing electrical panels/components mounted in enclosures
040 Forming and assembling electrical cable enclosure and support systems
041 Preparing and using electro discharge machines
042 Preparing and using manual TIG or plasma-arc welding equipment
043 Preparing and using CNC fabrication equipment
044 General welding applications
045 Producing tool and die assemblies
046 Produce composite mouldings using Pre-Preg techniques
047 Carrying out repairs to composite mouldings
048 General machining, fitting and assembly applications
049 General fabrication and welding applications
050 General electrical and electronic engineering applications
051 General maintenance engineering applications
052 Carrying out aircraft detail fitting activities
053 Installing aircraft mechanical fasteners
054 Restoring mechanical components to usable condition by repair
055 Assembling fluid power components to mechanical equipment
056 Assembling electrical or electronic components to mechanical equipment
057 Assembling pipework components to mechanical equipment
058 Producing composite mouldings using wet lay‐up techniques
059 Producing components by acrylic moulding
060 Vacuum forming composite materials
061 Trimming composite mouldings using hand tools
062 Identifying defects in composite mouldings
063 Applying surface finishes to composite mouldings
064 Bonding composite mouldings
065 Producing composite assemblies
066 Carrying out inspection activities on optical components
067 Preparing and using manual metal arc welding equipment
068 Preparing and using manual oxy/fuel gas welding equipment
069 Preparing and using manual flame brazing and braze welding equipment
070 Producing aircraft detail assemblies
071 Producing platework components and assemblies
072 Cutting and shaping materials using thermal cutting equipment
073 Preparing and proving CNC fabrication machine tool programs
074 Using wood for pattern, model making and other engineering applications
075 Assembling pattern, model and engineering woodwork components
076 Producing composite mouldings using resin flow infusion techniques
077 Producing and preparing sand moulds and cores for casting
078 Producing and preparing molten materials for casting
079 Producing cast components by manual means
080 Fettling, finishing and checking cast components
081 Finishing surfaces by applying coatings or coverings
082 Finishing surfaces by applying treatments
083 Preparing and manoeuvring armoured fighting vehicles AFVS for maintenance and transportation
084 Handing over and confirming completion of maintenance or installation activities
085 Carrying out fault location on mechanical equipment
086 Carrying out maintenance activities on mechanical equipment
087 Carrying out scheduled maintenance activities on mechanical equipment
089 Stripping and rebuilding motorsport vehicles (pre-competition)
090 Inspecting a motorsport vehicle during competition
091 Diagnosing and rectifying faults on motorsport vehicle systems (during a competition)
092 Carrying out maintenance activities on motor vehicle electrical Equipment
093 Stripping and rebuilding motorsport engines (pre-competition)
What Careers Can This Lead To?
Upon completion of the qualification learners will have developed skills required of the Foundation phase of the Engineering Operative apprenticeship, enabling them to progress further with their training.
What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?
The qualification has no specific specialist physical resource requirements.
To deliver the qualification centres/colleges will need to provide their learners with a suitable learning environment in order to complete the practical aspects of the qualification.

Level 2

Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills) (4505-12)
Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2023

Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)

  • Accreditation No: 603/6365/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Other This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Other This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2025 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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Interested in delivering this qualification?

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